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Makom is hiring; come and work with us! Read on to learn about our community and our current openings.

Makom: Creative Downtown Judaism is an inclusive community fusing Jewish tradition and progressive values through spirituality, learning and culture. Makom inspires diverse participants to explore together how Judaism can meaningfully enrich our lives.

Are you creative, energetic, and excited about Jewish education?

Makom Afterschool provides high-quality, pluralistic Jewish and Hebrew-language education in three neighbourhood public schools to students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 5. Children from the diversity of downtown Jewish families find their place in our warm and welcoming community.

In Makom ATID, Jewish pre-teens and teens discover the wisdom Judaism holds for their maturing minds and bodies in today’s world. Students in Grades 6-8 gather twice a week for nuanced, pluralistic Jewish learning; Hebrew conversation and literacy; and hanging out with their peers.

We are hiring for the following positions:

Hebrew and Jewish Studies Teacher

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Openings Available:
Mon & Wed
Tues & Thurs
3:30-6:00pm

Duration: September – June
Start Date: Sept 12
Application Deadline: July 15, 2022
Location: Toronto, ON (Kensington Market, Seaton Village, Wychwood)

We seek experienced, creative, and energetic teachers for Makom Afterschool for September – June 2022/2023.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach classes twice (or four times) per week to children in JK/SK, grades 1-2, or grades 3-5
  • Prepare lesson plans for 1½ hours per class
  • Supervise recess and snack time
  • Pick up students from their public-school classrooms
  • Create and maintain a positive, welcoming and inclusive class community
  • Teach Hebrew literacy and conversation following a set curriculum with space for individualized planning and approach
  • Teach Hebrew through play-based and experiential modes of education
  • Teach Jewish values, culture and traditions in a pluralistic and inclusive fashion
  • Attend monthly staff meetings (paid) to plan and for pedagogical support

Qualifications:

  • Hebrew and English fluency
  • Expertise in one or several of the following: Early Childhood Education, teaching Hebrew as a second language, experiential or informal Jewish Education, differentiated classrooms, and classroom management
  • Experience with classroom teaching, lesson planning, and pedagogy
  • Background in Jewish studies and tradition
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to children’s social and emotional development
  • Desire to grow and learn professionally
  • Passion for working with children
  • Reliable and responsible

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with experiential education methods
  • Familiarity with child development and ability to apply it to lesson planning and instruction
  • Training or experience in the Early Childhood setting
  • Experience with differentiated classrooms, teaching multiple ages at once

All Makom Afterschool staff are required to take CPR training and pass a police Vulnerable Sector check, both of which will be paid for by Makom.

Covid-19

Proof of vaccination against Covid-19 will be required for all Makom Afterschool staff.

Mask-wearing and other policies will be determined before the start of the school year based on the public health situation.

Salary

$45/hour starting pay

To Apply

Please submit your current resume to ariel@makomto.org by July 15, 2022. For more information, please visit our website: https://makomfamilies.org/makom-afterschool/

Teaching Assistant

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Openings Available:
Mon & Weds
Tues & Thurs
3:30-6:00pm

Duration: September  – June

Start Date: September 12

Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2022

Location: Toronto, ON (Kensington Market, Seaton Village, Wychwood)

We are looking for creative, energetic and reliable teaching assistants for Makom Afterschool for September through June, 2022/2023

Responsibilities:

  • Assist twice (or four times) per week in a class of children in JK/SK, grades 1-2, or grades 3-5
  • Support and maintain a positive, welcoming and inclusive class community and assist the Lead Teacher with classroom management
  • Supervise recess and snack time
  • Pick up students from their public-school classrooms
  • Assist the Lead Teacher with teaching Hebrew literacy and conversation
  • Assist the Lead Teacher with teaching Jewish values, culture and traditions in a pluralistic and inclusive fashion
  • Assist the Lead Teacher with classroom set-up, clean-up and record keeping
  • Assist the Lead Teacher with parent/teacher communications
  • Attend monthly staff meetings (paid) to plan and for pedagogical support

Job Requirements:

  • Hebrew proficiency; fluency preferred
  • Background in Jewish studies and tradition
  • Experience with classroom teaching, camp counselling or youth work
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to children’s social and emotional development
  • Desire to grow and learn professionally
  • Passion for working with children
  • Reliability and responsibility

All Makom Afterschool staff are required to take CPR training and pass a police Vulnerable Sector check, both of which will be paid for by Makom.

Salary

$50/class starting pay

Covid-19

Proof of vaccination against Covid-19 will be required for all Makom Afterschool staff.

Mask-wearing and other policies will be determined before the start of the school year based on the public health situation.

To Apply

Please submit your current resume to ariel@makomto.org by July 15, 2022.

For more information, please visit our website: https://makomfamilies.org/makom-afterschool/

Communications Coordinator

Part time: 10 hours per week
Hours: Flexible, spread over 3 days per week
Start date: Sept 7, 2022
Location: Toronto, but work can largely be done remotely

Responsibilities

The Communications Coordinator will broaden and deepen Makom’s reach by strategically promoting the organization and its events.

  • Strategic social media management
  • Create a weekly newsletter of upcoming events
  • Manage events calendar on WordPress-based website
  • Create events on event-ticketing website
  • Write content for event postings on social media, newsletter, website and event ticketing site
  • Design simple, effective flyers to post online
  • Occasionally attend events to take photographs for promotional use
  • Report to the Managing Director

Qualifications

  • Goal-oriented, strategic thinker
  • Experience in non-profits
  • Extensive experience with social media, including understanding of organizational communications, monitoring and analytics
  • Strong knowledge of marketing tools including Canva, MailChimp, Bit.ly and HootSuite
  • Familiarity with WordPress-based websites
  • Familiarity with event-ticketing programs like EventBrite and Guestli.st
  • Strong familiarity with Jewish culture, traditions and holidays
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills with excellent attention to detail and follow up
  • Excellent written communication skills; ability to edit and proofread documents
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and customer-service orientation

The employee will use their own computer for this part-time position.

Compensation

  • $20 – $25 per hour, contingent on experience and qualifications
  • Includes vacation pay, paid sick leave, and statutory holiday pay

Application Process

Please send your cover letter and resume to admin@makomTO.org

Application deadline: July 31, 2022

Thank you for your application. Due to the high volume of applications received, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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